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Set in the heart of our six-acre farm, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings!”) celebrates the magical results of cooking with just-picked organic ingredients. The colors, aromas, and tastes that emanate from La Cocina are nothing short of amazing. Your sensory experience combines with the camaraderie and energy that occurs when you cook side-by-side with great teaching chefs. Working together, each class creates and dines on a delightful meal—an unforgettable culinary memory.



The riches of the earth are celebrated at Rancho Tres Estrellas, the 6-acre organic farm shepherded by Sarah Livia (Szekely) Brightwood to serve the culinary needs of Rancho La Puerta’s and La Cocina Que Canta’s kitchens, as well as further Fundación La Puerta’s efforts to create an educational agricultural resource for the people of Tecate. The farm is a vibrant tapestry of orchards, intensively planted raised beds, and herbs—all of them managed via the organic and sustainable practices that have guided us since 1940.